Dark plum color. Very closed on the nose, with mild notes of dry lavender and mellow herbs; then prunes, blood, and citrus notes as it breathes. This is monolithic, bold, and dense for the sheer pleasure of density, which is a style I can very much admire and enjoy - most often. There are typical purple fruit notes, with blood, char, and orange water, but the overall impression is that the wine is very closed at present and will continue to open up for another five years. What it will taste like at that age is difficult to say.
Also, I prefer the old, green, script label to this newish, ornate, and considerably less charming version.